Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

Former Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz is set to return to the American League East, meaning he could pitch against his old team a number of times in 2019.

According to multiple reports, Buchholz has signed a 1-year, $3 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. It is not clear yet if the contract is a major league or minor league agreement.

Mark Feinsand was the first to report the signing.

Buchholz started 2018 in the Kansas City Royals minor league system and landed with Arizona after the Royals cut him loose. The righty pitched well for the Diamondbacks before a flexor strain ended his season in December.

The 34-year-old Buchholz pitched 10 seasons in Boston, compiling an 81-61 record with 3.96 ERA. He last pitched for the Red Sox in 2016, when he went 8-10 with a 4.78 ERA.

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